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Ballad of Yachiyo

Philip Kan Gotanda

The Ballad of Yachiyo is a tale of illicit passion by Guggenheim-winning playwright Philip Kan Gotanda, set in 1919 among the lush cane fields of Hawaii. Inspired by true events in the playwright’s family, The Ballad of Yachiyo follows 16-year-old Yachiyo as she reluctantly leaves her impoverished parents to live with sophisticated relatives. Her mother hopes she will learn the Japanese tea ceremony and other refinements that will help attract a wealthy husband. But as Yachiyo acquires civilized graces from her hostess, Okusan, she also struggles with a growing passion for Okusan’s handsome, dissolute husband. The Ballad of Yachiyo is a gripping story of poetic imagery by one of America’s leading contemporary playwrights. An L.A. Theatre Works full-cast performance featuring June Angela, Takayo Fischer, Dian Kobayashi, Lane Nishikawa, Sab Shimono, Greg Watanabe and Annie Yee.

The Ballad of Yachiyo is a tale of illicit passion by Guggenheim-winning playwright Philip Kan Gotanda, set in 1919 among the lush cane fields of Hawaii. Inspired by true events in the playwright’s family, The Ballad of Yachiyo follows 16-year-old Yachiyo as she reluctantly leaves her impoverished parents to live with sophisticated relatives. Her mother hopes she will learn the Japanese tea ceremony and other refinements that will help attract a wealthy husband. But as Yachiyo acquires civilized graces from her hostess, Okusan, she also struggles with a growing passion for Okusan’s handsome, dissolute husband. The Ballad of Yachiyo is a gripping story of poetic imagery by one of America’s leading contemporary playwrights. An L.A. Theatre Works full-cast performance featuring June Angela, Takayo Fischer, Dian Kobayashi, Lane Nishikawa, Sab Shimono, Greg Watanabe and Annie Yee.
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The Ballad of Yachiyo is a tale of illicit passion by Guggenheim-winning playwright Philip Kan Gotanda, set in 1919 among the lush cane fields of Hawaii. Inspired by true events in the playwright’s family, The Ballad of Yachiyo follows 16-year-old Yachiyo as she reluctantly leaves her impoverished parents to live with sophisticated relatives. Her mother hopes she will learn the Japanese tea ceremony and other refinements that will help attract a wealthy husband. But as Yachiyo acquires civilized graces from her hostess, Okusan, she also struggles with a growing passion for Okusan’s handsome, dissolute husband. The Ballad of Yachiyo is a gripping story of poetic imagery by one of America’s leading contemporary playwrights. An L.A. Theatre Works full-cast performance featuring June Angela, Takayo Fischer, Dian Kobayashi, Lane Nishikawa, Sab Shimono, Greg Watanabe and Annie Yee.

Language:

English

Narrators:

June Angela, Full Cast

Length:

1h 28m


Chapters

Introduction
Introduction

01:01


Part 1, Chapter 1
Part 1, Chapter 1

02:57


Part 1, Chapter 2
Part 1, Chapter 2

03:15


Part 1, Chapter 3
Part 1, Chapter 3

03:09


Part 1, Chapter 4
Part 1, Chapter 4

03:05


Part 1, Chapter 5
Part 1, Chapter 5

02:46


Part 1, Chapter 6
Part 1, Chapter 6

02:03


Part 1, Chapter 7
Part 1, Chapter 7

04:03


Part 1, Chapter 8
Part 1, Chapter 8

02:26


Part 1, Chapter 9
Part 1, Chapter 9

03:32


Part 1, Chapter 10
Part 1, Chapter 10

04:15


Part 1, Chapter 11
Part 1, Chapter 11

03:15


Part 1, Chapter 12
Part 1, Chapter 12

02:27


Part 1, Chapter 13
Part 1, Chapter 13

03:42


Part 1, Chapter 14
Part 1, Chapter 14

03:24


Part 1, Chapter 15
Part 1, Chapter 15

05:22


Part 2, Chapter 1
Part 2, Chapter 1

05:01


Part 2, Chapter 2
Part 2, Chapter 2

03:03


Part 2, Chapter 3
Part 2, Chapter 3

02:57


Part 2, Chapter 4
Part 2, Chapter 4

03:13


Part 2, Chapter 5
Part 2, Chapter 5

03:55


Part 2, Chapter 6
Part 2, Chapter 6

01:40


Part 2, Chapter 7
Part 2, Chapter 7

02:45


Part 2, Chapter 8
Part 2, Chapter 8

04:37


Part 2, Chapter 9
Part 2, Chapter 9

02:58


Part 2, Chapter 10
Part 2, Chapter 10

02:14


Part 2, Chapter 11
Part 2, Chapter 11

03:55


Part 2, Chapter 12
Part 2, Chapter 12

01:16